Episode 144 – Box Set Changes, Self-Publishing Insults, & All Romance Ebooks

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Question of the Week: Do you submit your books to Smashwords?

Welcome to 2017! Jim and Bryan took on the latest tips and news, including the sudden closure of All Romance Ebooks, new Kindle Unlimited box set rules, and the angry response to the recent Huffington Post anti-self-publishing article. After thanking their patrons, Ambition by Geoff North, How I Sold 80,000 Books by Alinka Rutkowska, and Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope, the guys tackled tips on AMS keywords, ACX, and the Self-Publishing Calculator. This week’s Question of the Week: Do you use Smashwords to publish your books wide?
What You’ll Learn:
  • How authors can use keywords to improve Amazon ad conversion rates
  • What two authors’ yearly earnings reports can teach indie authors
  • How authors can stay under budget with the Self-Publishing Calculator
  • Why one author says indies “insult the written word” and how others responded
  • What new steps Kobo has taken to expand its international influence
  • What improvements Smashwords authors can expect in the new year
  • Why authors should keep a close eye on their boxsets in KDP Select
  • What led to All Romance Ebooks’ closing and how it will affect authors
Question of the Week: Do you submit your books to Smashwords?

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